2021 Comp Report


Mid-Market Private Company CFO and CHRO Benchmarks

2021-2022 Mid-Market Talent Acquisition Compensation and Culture Study

In August 2021, AchieveNEXT, in partnership with Insperity, surveyed a cross-section of US-based emerging and mid-market CFOs and
CHROs about talent acquisition, executive compensation, and workplace culture. The resulting Study provides finance, HR and other C-suite leaders with a reliable, unbiased source for benchmarking talent acquisition, executive salary, incentive programs, talent acquisition strategies, and culture against similar enterprises.

The CFO Alliance’s eighth annual Mid-Market Talent Acquisition, Executive Compensation, and Culture survey was sent to finance and HR leaders from more than 5,000 North American emerging and midmarket enterprises. The participating enterprises provided detailed information on base salary design, short- and long-term incentive programs, and details about their respective cultures, and information about their challenges and successes in attracting and retaining talent.

The data is presented in a format that allows for benchmarking, best practice sharing, and peer learning, as well as for aggregate and custom analysis — integral to the DNA of AchieveNEXT and to Insperity.

Unlike most annual salary surveys, this report allows finance and HR leaders from emerging and mid-market enterprises to benchmark the design and variations of short- and long-term compensation programs, including the components and total compensation of CFOs, controllers, accounting managers, HR leaders, and other C-Suite leaders, including sales, marketing, and operations leaders. Additionally, the survey identifies and quantifies trends in how culture, compensation, and talent acquisition impact top-line, bottom-line and shareholder value.


To request a custom benchmarking report for you, your team, and your enterprise, contact info@achievenext.com.

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